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Originally published: 2013-01-04 10:37:35
Last modified: 2013-01-04 10:37:35

Newland’s P.E.O. Chapter CQ presents award to Ledford

Jennifer Ledford of Bakersfield, a student at Mayland Community College, was presented a check for $2,000 at the Chapter CQ Christmas luncheon. The chapter was delighted to present the award to Ledford, who has maintained an A average at Mayland in the Business Department and is a very motivated young woman. P.E.O. is a philanthropic organization for women.
Pictured on front row, from left, are PCE Committee member Olivia Steele, PCE Committee member Ruth Campbell, Ledford, Gay Deans and P.E.O. Chapter CQ President Suzanne Owens; and on back row, from left, are Angela Berry and Buffy Clark.  
To qualify for the Program for Continuing Education award, the recipient must be a woman whose education has been interrupted and who finds it necessary to return to school to support themselves and/or their families. A woman is eligible to apply if she: is sponsored by a P.E.O. chapter; is a citizen of and studying in the United States or Canada; has had at least 24 consecutive months as a nonstudent sometime in her adult life while being within 24 months of completing the final educational goal that will give her the marketable skill she is seeking; is not enrolled in a doctoral degree program, e.g. education, law, medical or clinical; and is enrolled in an educational program leading to employment or job advancement in her chosen field. If these requirements are met, contact a member of Chapter CQ and the committee will set up an interview. For more information, call Olivia Steele at (828) 733-5118.